Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Book #Review: B - by Sarah Kay
In March 2011 at the annual TED concert dedicated to "Ideas Worth Spreading" a 22 year old slam poet received a standing ovation when she presented her poem called "B". This poem has since grabbed the attention of over half a million people via You Tube. I received a hardcover copy of this poem to review.
"B" is described as a poem about mothers and daughters and the wisdom and hope that is shared and sometimes lost - between the two. It is a thank you note, love letter, wish, promise, confession and a secret all at once. I am writing this to you all with tear soaked cheeks. Having just finished this very quick read, I find myself completely moved. There is so much wisdom and honesty within these pages. Available in Hardcover for $10 and on Kindle for $1.99. This book only takes 5 minutes to read, it is a treasure and would make a beautiful gift from mother to daughter.
Sarah Kay has been a performing poet since she was 14 years old. She is the founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E. (Vocal Outreach Into Creative Expression), which encourages people to use Spoken Word Poetry as a tool for personal and world understand as well as a medium for self expression. The more I hear about this girl the more I see someone completely amazing. Check out Sarah's TED Talk below.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this hardcover version of "B" for review. All opinions are honest and my own.